Assam: Curfew relaxed for six hours in Hailakandi

Hailakandi DC convenes meeting with senior citizens, organisations, media persons, Ask them to stand strong against nefarious forces, Curfew relaxed for six hours .


Hailakandi

With a view to maintain peace and communal harmony, the Hailakandi district administration held discussions with senior citizens, political leaders and organisations at DC’s conference hall here on Monday.

Addressing the meeting, Deputy Commissioner, Keerthi Jalli, in presence of Superintendent of Police, Mohneesh Mishra and other senior officials, said certain elements are at work to create rift in society and spread misinformation and rumours in an effort to disturb peace, tranquillity and communal harmony in the district.

DC, Jalli and SP, Mishra said stringent action will be initiated against those involved in the violence that left one dead and several injured with damage to properties.

The district administration sought support from the prominent citizens, organizations and people from all walks of life to prevent such untoward incidents from recurring and usher in lasting and durable peace in the district.

The district heads of the civil and police administration also appealed to the people not to pay heed to any rumours or misleading news which might create disturbances.

Jalli said that some miscreants had been trying to foment trouble in the district by giving communal colour to recent events. “Miscreants do not belong to any caste or community and their activities have to be put down with an iron hand. The people of Hailakandi have been maintaining peace,  communal harmony and brotherhood and will continue doing so come what may,” said Jalli, while urging the prominent citizens to stand strong in foiling the sinister designs of anti-social elements.

Earlier, Jalli and Mishra interacted with the media persons to apprise them about the developments on the law and order front and the slew of initiatives taken by the administration to instill confidence among the people and to bring back peace in the district.

Jalli said the administration will clamp night curfew for next 10 days and provide relaxation during day time after assessing the ground situation.

She said the internet services suspended following the outbreak of violence on Friday will resume on Tuesday in the entire Barak Valley. However, the administration will keep a close tab on the social media platforms, she said while urging the media persons to help the administration to prevent rumour mongering and misinformation.

Jalli said a report will be soon sent to the Government on the extent of damage to properties caused by the violence for necessary compensation.

The Deputy Commissioner said the administration will ensure that there is no shortage of essential commodities and it will steps to prevent prices from soaring.

Jalli further said the banking sector will function normally once the internet services resumed on Tuesday.

SP, Mishra said security forces will continue to be deployed in the district till the situation returns to normalcy.

Prominent citizens, principals, political leaders and organisations like Nagarik Adhikar Suraksha Samiti, Senior Citizen Forum, Bar Association and Merchant Association attended the meeting.

Following improvement in the situation, curfew was relaxed from 9 am to 3 pm on Monday.

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